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Students participate in honor band and choir

posted Jan 23, 2015, 11:17 AM by Unknown user

League Honor Band and Honor Choir was held Jan. 17 at Bluestem High School. During Honor Band, band director Dennis Kerr took a group of students to practice and perform with band students from other schools in the Central Plains League. In Honor Choir, choir director Ellen Kerr took a group of students to the specified school, and the students spent all day rehearsing with students from other schools, and then both the band and choir performed a concert at the end of the day for family and friends. This year, both the director for choir and the director for band were from Wichita State University.

Four students from CSHS chose to attend Honor Choir this year: one soprano, one alto and two basses. They sang three songs of various styles. Going to Honor Choir is one of the ways students can letter in choir and Cardinalaires. Junior Tiffany Willson said she enjoyed the day.

“It was really fun to hang out with the students from other schools who were also interested in music and sing alto like me,” she said.

To be selected for Honor Band, Mr. Kerr sent in a list of the band students who wanted to go, and the school holding the event sent back who was accepted into the band. Going to Honor Band is also a way students can letter in band. Thirteen students represented CSHS at honor band this year, including junior Sarah Doffing.

“I loved being surrounded by people who love music,” Doffing said.

The Honor Band did four pieces, a few of which they may be playing at the spring concert or at League in March.